Pot Roast With Red Wine and Mushrooms

Pot roast with mashed potatoes, green beans, and roll on a plate


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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
877 Calories
41g Fat
25g Carbs
93g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 877
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 642mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 93g
Calcium 139mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This long-simmered pot roast is a tasty combination of red wine, tomatoes, and mushrooms. It's great with potatoes or you can serve the beef and its sauce over hot cooked pasta.

Serve this delicious pot roast with mashed potatoes or rice and your favorite vegetables, green beans, or a lightly tossed green salad.


  • 1 3 to 4-pound pot roast (lean chuck, bottom round, or rump)
  • 3 tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (halved, thinly sliced)
  • 1 rib celery (thinly sliced)
  • 8 ounces whole small button mushrooms (trimmed, washed, or sliced mushrooms)
  • 4 cloves garlic (smashed and minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram (or thyme)
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine (such as pinot noir/burgundy or cabernet)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over high heat. Combine flour with salt and pepper; dredge the pot roast in the mixture. Brown the roast quickly on all sides in the hot oil.

  2. Add the onions, celery, and mushrooms; reduce heat to medium and saute, stirring frequently, for about 2 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  4. Add the thyme or marjoram, bay leaf, chicken broth, wine, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the beef is very tender.